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Career Opportunities

The forensic science degree from EKU is a very versatile and marketable degree. Graduates have analytical chemistry skills used in a variety of industrial and academic settings. Some of these opportunities are listed below.

Forensic science labs and law enforcement:

  • Drugs, toxicology, firearms, trace, DNA, questioned documents, latent prints etc.
  • Local and state law enforcement
  • Federal agencies, including ATF, DEA, and FBI

Chemists are empoloyed in many different kinds of industries. Below are just a few possible careers chosen by chemists. For more information visit the American Chemical Society's College to Career pages.

Applied Research and Product Development


Chemical Engineering

Chemical Information Management Specialist

Chemical Technology

Chemistry Professor

Chemistry and the Law

Chemistry in the Arts



Environmental Protection

Food Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry

Formulation Chemistry


Hazardous Waste Management

Health and Safety

High School Chemistry Teacher

Human Resources

Industrial Management

Materials Science

Medicinal Chemistry

Military Science and Technology

Nuclear Chemistry

Oil and Petroleum

Personal Care Chemistry


Process Chemistry

Project Management

Quality Assurance

Quality Control

Regulatory Affairs

Science Policy

Social Impact/Activism

Technical Communication

Technical Sales and Marketing

Technical Support

Textile Chemistry

Water Chemists


Many of our graduates enroll in graduate or professional schools in:

  • Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Molecular biology
  • Various medical fields including medical doctor, dentist, pathologist assistant, pharmacist, etc.


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